Bell UH-1H Iroquois
in Cyprus Air Command service

 

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 4
Total Still Active: 0
Total Now Stored: 0
Service Entry: 2001
Retirement: 2005
Main Role: Utility
Origin: Greek Army

History

Two Bell UH-1H Iroquois were leased from the Greek Army from March 2001 as a stop-gap pending the arrival of up to 7 new transport helicopters expected before 2005. In 2004 a further 2 examples were leased, (plus a single Italian-built AB205). They appear to have been returned to Greece in late 2005.
The Bell UH-1H is a medium-weight utility helicopter designed in the Vietnam war-era to transport up to 15 troops onto the battlefield while carrying self-defensive weapons on mounted pylons.
The Bell UH-1Hs leased from the Greek Army were later grounded after major threats of sanctions by the US, and were returned before a replacement arrived.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
EΣ-617       first noted June 2004
EΣ-623     Mar 2001 first noted Oct 2002
EΣ-632       noted July 2005
EΣ-678     Mar 2001 first noted Oct 2002

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References

  • European Air Forces Directory 2003/04 (Mach III)
  • European Air Forces Directory 2005/06 (Mach III)
  • European Air Forces Directory 2012/13 (Mach III)

Other Sources

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